Rick Reilly

An 11-time National Sportswriter of the Year, Rick Reilly is one of the best known and most respected sports journalists of the last three decades. For 23 years, his unique, breezy, and hilarious “Life of Reilly” column was the backbone of Sports Illustrated, and his current appearances on ESPN and in ESPN the Magazine have introduced his observations on the intersection of sports and life to a new generation of fans.

Rick Reilly has written about everything from figure skating to NASCAR racing, and from pitching to putting. A New York Times best-selling author, his column compilations and original works, including Who’s Your Caddy?, Missing Links, and Slo-Mo: My Untrue Story, have garnered rave reviews and showcase his recognizable journalistic style. Publisher’s Weekly has called Rick Reilly “an indescribable amalgam of Dave Barry, Jim Murray, and Lewis Grizzard, with the timing of Jay Leno and the wit of Johnny Carson.”

Discussing everything from his start in journalism to the challenge of writing and reporting in today’s 24/7 news cycle, celebrity speaker Rick Reilly charms and entertains his audiences, no matter where they are from or what they do. Witty and intelligent, his insights have left an indelible mark on journalism, and will remain with your group long after the presentation is over.